Meet your Youth Education Librarian, Jessica, and discover the wonderful things that your NPR Library can help you do. Email youthlib@nprlibrary.org or call 727-853-1264.

Don’t forget to check out the Youth Services Facebook page.  Please remember that while social media is part of our everyday lives, libraries, schools and other youth organizations need to take a stand against cyberbullying and fight to #TakeNoBullies. Learn more.

Want to stay on top of events and classes for teens?  Text @nprlteen to 81010 to receive updates and reminders! *


View the middle school 2017-18 Sunshine State books!

Summer Library Challenge

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Complete our Summer Library Challenge and earn prizes like books, snacks or an opportunity to help a charitable organization! Challenges are available for kids, teens and adults and will be available during the months of June and July. Build a better world while you discover how to build a better YOU!


DIY Bath Bombs

Learn how to create their own luxurious bath bomb! Recommended for middle and high school students. Mon, Jun. 5, 5PM


Intro to 3D Printing

Learn TinkerCAD to make an awesome 3D print! Advanced signup is required as space is limited.  Fri, Jun. 16, 11AM or Mon, Jul. 10, 5PM



Library Laser Tag

After hours laser tag in the library!  Advanced signup is required as space is limited.

Fri, Jun. 23, 7pm (middle/high school)


6th Annual “Chopped” Competition

Our 6th annual Chopped event returns this summer! Your team will cook your way through our mystery basket and try to impress our judges. Recommended for youth ages 8 and up. Signup begins June 1. A week prior to the event, we enter registered teams into a random drawing for a spot in the competition. Those who are selected will be notified. A total of 8 teams will be selected to participate in the competition. Spectators welcome. Thurs, Jul. 20, 5:30PM


Escape Dr. Johnson’s Lab

Think you could solve the puzzles in time? Guests can work as a team to find clues and escape! For youth and families of all ages. Advanced signup required.

Tues, Jul. 25, varying time slots available


Life Hack is back!

Monthly workshops designed to help you learn to “adult.” Classes are open to middle and high school students, featuring a different topic each month.  

Jun. 20, 6PM: First Aid

Jul. 18, 6PM: Financial Literacy

Bon Appeteens




Bon AppéTeens

Middle and High School students learn how to avoid kitchen fails and help create delicious dishes! No charge, requires advance signup. No meetings in June or July, will return on Aug. 17


Yu-Gi-Oh! Battles

Think you could hold your own in a Yu-Gi-Oh battle?  Try your luck against other players!  Recommended for youth ages 8 and up.  No charge.  

First Wednesdays,  (Jun. 5, Jul. 5) from 4-7:30PM
Special Saturdays (Jun. 10, Jul. 8) from 10AM to 1:30PM.  






*Please note, as of fall 2016, our anime group is on hiatus until further notice. If you are interested in leading an anime group here at the library, please contact Jessica at youthlib@nprlibrary.org.


Game Days

Got skills?  Come and test them out at open gaming with Wii and our PS4! Try your luck with Dance Central, outwit other drivers on Mario Kart or play some old school board games!  Open to youth of all ages, second Thursday of every month.   (Anyone who wishes to bring their own games must have them approved by Youth Services staff prior to the event and sign a liability waiver.) No charge. Upcoming dates: Jun. 8, Jul. 13 and Aug. 10, 4-5:30PM


Ever wished the library offered more of a certain type of book or movie?  Have you ever longed for a specific event or program to be hosted here at the library?  Tell us about it!  Join Y.O.L.O. (Youth Offering Library Opinions) and help shape the future of the NPR Public Library.  Y.O.L.O. members will contribute ideas for programs and events, help select new library materials, plan for future fundraising opportunities and make a difference in the community.  You can also earn volunteer hours.  Meetings are once a month.  Open to those going into grades 6 through 12.  Contact Jessica in Youth Services for more information or an application.

 *Standard text message rates apply. Remind.com is a free, safe, simple messaging tool to share important updates and reminders. All personal information is kept private.


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